Q: The 2nd of this month I was unexpectedly hospitalized and had a dog at home. I called my mother to explain the scenario.
She had my contact information there so I could give the landlord permission to unlock the door. Someone the police became involved(which was not necessary) and today the maintenance man informs me that police were going all around my dwelling with ipads photographing every square inch. This is uncalled for and upsets me. I do own a small amount of lab glassware simply because chemistry and growing crystals. Granted to the untrained eye the sight of chemistry equipment automatically equals meth lab. My chemistry activities are all 100% legal and exist only for personal entertainment and to further my knowledge. Maybe not this fall but if not next, I plan to go back to school for a degree in organic chemistry.
So my question if this, should I contact the police department and if so should I have counsel with me?
Also, did they have any right to enter my home in the first place? And if so, did they have the right to photograph my entire life. I don't hurt or bother anyone.
A: Definitely contact a criminal defense attorney such as myself asap to discuss your risks and potential civil rights and privacy rights.
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